10 SEWING PATTERNS FOR STAYING HOME
Thanks to the lockdown, we have all found ourselves in over the past year. I think it’s fairly safe to assume that we’re all spending more time in the home. So for many of us wearing loungewear is our everyday go-to! I’m not quite sure how I’m going to make the transition back into ‘proper’ clothes when we go back to normal!
I’ve been rounding up my top 10 loungewear patterns:
1. The Jarrah Sweater by Megan Nielson
This is one of my favourite patterns. The Jarrah has a loose boxy style fit with a lovely relaxed drop shoulder. There are so many variations to try with this pattern. Make it cropped with a funnel neck and split sleeves. Try making with the super flattering high low hem. Or why not go for a more traditional sweatshirt feel with cuffs and a hem band. Dress this top up or down. It will all depend on the fabric you use, and what you choose to wear it with.
2. The Hudson Pant by True Bias
I absolutely love the style of the Hudson Pant. The tapered leg gives a stylish and ontrend feel. This is perfect for working at home but stylish enough to run errands in if you need to! I also love the fact that you can make a cropped version for the warmer months too. Sew from a cosy fleece backed sweatshirt fabric for winter. Switch to a lighter French terry for spring if you want something slightly cooler to wear.
3. The Billie Sweatshirt top and dress by Tilly and the Buttons
This is such an amazing pattern and in my opinion, there’s no better outfit for feeling comfy. Wear the jersey dress paired with leggings and tights for a complete look. Both dress and sweater have an in fashion balloon sleeve option. Choose this to add more of a dressy feel to your outfit. I’m sure will fast become one of your favourite sweatshirt patterns, if it hasn’t already!
4. Simplicity Loungewear and Slippers S9210
This set would look great made from a beautifully soft minky fleece or a cosy fleece backed sweatshirt fabric. I love the cowl neck, which in the right fabric, would be lovely to wear out and about. The great thing about this pattern is that both top and bottoms can be worn either separately or together.
5. Loungewear Set by Common Stitch – Free at Peppermint mag
Not a fan of knits or sewing with knits? No problem, this cute loungewear set can be made from woven fabrics such as linen or cotton. The short sleeved top features drop shoulders and has a cropped style. The pants have deep pockets (who doesn’t love a pocket) and a super comfy elasticated waist. Both are easy to sew and wear. Make in a lovely drapey pale pink or mint viscose linen for summertime but still dressy enough for that impromptu Zoom call!
6. S8995 Loungewear Top and Trousers Madalynne
How cute is this set! This pattern is described as for advanced beginner sewist and for drapey knit fabric. I love the frills on the arms of the top and the ruffled hem of the cropped trousers. This loungewear set looks really stylish and dressy while being very super comfy and cosy at the same time.
7. Style Arc Josie Hoodie
I really like this hoody style with its relaxed raglan sleeves and flattering curved hem. Throw this hoodie on when you’re feeling chilly or just need a bit of comfort lounging on the sofa. I absolutely love the funnel neck hood, which is something a little different to your usual sweatshirt pattern! Style Arc patterns can be on the vague side so you some prior sewing knowledge would be great. However if you’ve sewn knit sweatshirts and hoodies before you will be fine. Sew in a cosy French terry or sweatshirt fabric. You could even try some colour blocking with the hood if you’re feeling adventurous.
8. Linden Sweatshirt by Grainline Studio
Everyone needs an amazing basic sweatshirt pattern in their lives and for me the Linden is way up there! I love the relaxed fit and style of this sweatshirt. The raglan sleeves lend themselves perfectly to a bit of colour blocking. This top can be made with either long or short sleeves making it versatile enough for all seasons. Dress it up with a pair of jeans or a skirt or pair down with the Hudson pants for an evening in front of the TV.
9. Made by Rae Luna Pants
How wonderful are these pants! They are ideal for summertime with the tapered leg. They are definitely smart and stylish enough to wear out of the house as well as in! These pants are sewn from lightweight woven fabrics making the possibilities for print endless. If you’re not quite ready to step away from the knit fabrics yet, don’t worry, as this versatile pattern can be made from stable knits and interlock jerseys too. I think they’d look amazing paired with a comfy cami top for spring and summer.
10. Carolyn PJs
Possibly one of the fanciest pyjama patterns out there! The Carolyn PJs are super comfy and stylish. They can be made as a short sleeved top with short bottoms or long sleeved top and long bottoms. The piping gives a lovely finish to these PJs. The fabric possibilities are endless as they can be made from many woven fabrics. Don’t you think that this gorgeous shirt-style short sleeved top could easily be worn with a pair of jeans? From bed to Zoom call ready in an instant here we come!